Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

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Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 16th, 2021, 11:35 am

Seems appropriate to start this new chapter with something iconic and what could be more iconic than Elvis' pink Cadillac? Enjoy!

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 16th, 2021, 12:00 pm

Not to be outdone by Elvis, Klairmont Kollection has this REALLY fine 1947 Chrysler Town and Country...but watch out! She's got some really fine lines and she's got some dangerous curves, fellas! Dig those awesome seat covers!

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 16th, 2021, 3:22 pm

Once again, the GPW roller rolls! The whole tire repair effort amounted to two tubes, one used tire and one dainty little stem. These three are guaranteed to hold air and stay round until they go flat again. Perfect!

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by fowlercal » April 16th, 2021, 7:44 pm

TJ,

Thanks for the info on Gas Tank Renu. I will give them a call. I’m running a NOS emissions tank (or was NOS 5 years ago) from Red River. I keep finding rust colored particles (sand) in the clear fuel filter that clogs the filter after a few miles. After tracking backwards in the fuel lines through the fuel pump then on to the tank, everything looked good, even the bottom of the fuel tank. Upon further investigation, I found that the roof of the tank (or Ceiling of the tank, I guess) there is a layer of rust. I’m removing the tank for cleaning and wondering if there are any dependable alternatives sealers or coatings that will last . I will keep you in mind for the A2 tank you have.

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 17th, 2021, 12:50 am

Here's your morning cup, straight from the Klairmont Kollection! There's nothing like a little Fury to start the day off. Enjoy!

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 17th, 2021, 12:53 am

Christine never looked this good!


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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by Mark » April 17th, 2021, 7:15 am

I have a niece named Christine!
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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 18th, 2021, 11:41 am

MORE from the Elvis collection. One idea that cannot be ignored when one visits Graceland. Elvis loved his toys and he had a lot of 'em!

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 18th, 2021, 12:44 pm

From the KK - A 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk with a supercharged 289. Alas, with the hood up, a good view of the front of the car eluded us. Still, that wonky looking supercharger is interesting.

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by Mr. Recovery » April 18th, 2021, 5:17 pm

m3a1 wrote:
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From the KK - A 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk with a supercharged 289. Alas, with the hood up, a good view of the front of the car eluded us. Still, that wonky looking supercharger is interesting.


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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by fowlercal » April 18th, 2021, 6:59 pm

Hey, there’s a 151 with an M-2 and a 416 trailer parked in front of that Golden Hawk. Any pictures of that?

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 18th, 2021, 9:50 pm

Ask and ye shall receive...

Actually it's a pretty poor M38A1 and an equally ratty M416. The lady up front asked me how I liked the collection as I was on the way out. I gave the collection high marks except for these two losers. Using my exact words, I told her, "They stink on ice and need to be parked out of sight." Harsh? Yes indeed....but oh so true. These were so bad this is the only picture I took of 'em.

I characterize them as a very good place to begin, but that's about it.

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 18th, 2021, 10:02 pm

Now, let's jump the tracks and visit the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry for some planes and trains and something unexpected that I enjoyed very, VERY much in my youth!

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My Dad and Mom were pretty good about getting us away for a yearly vacation and as kids, we saw plenty of these MOLD-A-RAMA machines. Apparently they're still around! Yes, the price has gone up but, God bless Americans who see fit to hang onto some of the old-timey stuff.

This really took me back to the wonderment of my youth. I still felt the breathless anticipation of watching a machine mold my souvenir right in front of my eyes. Even the odor of the warm plastic was the same. WOW, what a thrill!

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Re: Beverly Hillbillies, Part Deux

Unread post by m3a1 » April 19th, 2021, 11:50 am

In my humble opinion, the crown jewel in Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry is the U-505....750 tons of deadly German Kriegsmarine unterseeboot! My father took me to see this when I was pretty young and we got to go through every compartment in the boat. I took MY son all the way across the country and thanks to COVID precautions, all we got to do was go around the outside of it.

DANG IT!

But, it is beautifully displayed; far better in many ways than my last visit as a youth. I won't say we got a better sense of it as it is presently displayed (meaning, without touring the interior) because the interior really is the best part. I have been told it has been restored inside which is really too bad because I recall seeing all the well worn places in the interior; evidence of the many men who lived and worked inside it's hull. Well, maybe we will return once again.

Be sure to look into the history of the U-505 and it's capture, online. It's an amazing story and Wiki does a pretty fair job of telling it. Enjoy!

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Holes in the conning tower, courtesy of the U.S. Navy.

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Fun Fact: Chicago's Museum of Science & Industry is built over a coal mine...well, actually a replica of a coal mine, and the spark that ignited that idea (sorry, I couldn't resist) was the CMSI founder's visit to the replica coal mine in the Deutsches Museum in Munich, Germany.

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